MSNBC Touts Iranian Dictator Lecturing U.S. on Race Relations

During MSNBC’s 1 p.m. ET hour on Wednesday, NBC News correspondent Morgan Radford turned to the one regime on earth most like the Nazis in order lecture the United States on race relations. The reporter actually cited a tweet from Iran’s brutal anti-Semitic dictator Ali Khamenei as an example of “global criticism” of President Trump’s reaction to Charlottesville.

Radford declared: “I want to show you what Iran’s Supreme Leader put up today on Twitter. He put up this photo of him with – holding a young black child, and he wrote, ‘If the U.S. has any power, they better manage their country, tackle white supremacy, rather than meddle in nation’s affairs.’”

 

 

As further evidence of how supposedly woke the Islamist fascist was, Radford added: “And this isn’t the first time he’s jumped in and commented on the race relations in the United States, he’s retweeted Black Lives Matter during that spate of shootings of unarmed black men.”

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Here is a full transcript of the August 16 segment:

1:48 PM ET

CRAIG MELVIN: NBC's Morgan Radford is here now with a look at some of the criticism that the President is getting overseas, abroad. What are you seeing, what are you hearing?

MORGAN RADFORD: Well, Craig, both here and abroad, the political reaction has been really, really swift. And most leaders have been joining into what’s really been this global criticism of the President’s remarks. All the way from Europe and some of our closest allies to Iran. And I want to show you what Iran’s Supreme Leader put up today on Twitter. He put up this photo of him with – holding a young black child, and he wrote, “If the U.S. has any power, they better manage their country, tackle white supremacy, rather than meddle in nation’s affairs.” And this isn’t the first time he’s jumped in and commented on the race relations in the United States, he’s retweeted Black Lives Matter during that spate of shootings of unarmed black men.

But the truth is, Craig, I’ve been following this story for a while and if you really look at the data, it reveals some of the feelings in this country about race that were bubbling up beneath the surface before Charlottesville. So I want to show you this one poll we found that shows nearly three quarters of Americans feel like race relations now are worse than they were in the ‘90s. And, of course, that was after the O.J. Simpson verdict, and that was after the Rodney King riots. And so that’s kind of a striking sense of the American psyche.

And also more shockingly, we found in a second poll that whites see anti-white bias now in our country as more prevalent than anti-black bias. So it really shows you that we’re in this moment where our country is acknowledging this critical space we’re in, and how we’re going to define tolerance and how we’re going to name it moving forward.

MELVIN: Morgan Radford. Morgan, thank you for that.


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